Why is yaoi so popular?

I want to know why some girls get excited to see two mens kissing or share romantic love between them. It’s called a Fujoshi. As an anime fan I have a lot of friends that like this kind of couples. And even the directioners (most of them ship harry and Liam). So sometimes they see me as a weirdo (in a friendly term) when I told them that I ship a handsome anime man with a pretty girl (or me in my dreams 😂) and not with a guy. For example I don’t get some shippings like light and L from death note. Or Naruto x sasuke. The problème is that I see, that’s when a fanfiction is cute and romantic it’s between two guys! It’s really rare to find a cute story with heterosexual couples. I’m curious to understand why does fujoshis like this kind of thing. Why do they préfère to see a handsome man with another handsome man, instead of trying to seduce him? 😂 . why Is yaoi so popular?
Why is yaoi so popular?
Why is yaoi so popular?
Why is yaoi so popular?
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Most Helpful Girls

  • In most cases it's petty jealousy. They don't want to see their bae with another girl. This is even more extreme when it comes to self-inserts, which you've mentioned as well- "Why do they préfère to see a handsome man with another handsome man, instead of trying to seduce him?"
    Because they don't want to see their bae with another girl within their world & *much less* with another girl that's not even *from* their world. That's the main reason self-inserts are pretty much loathed in fandom. Plus most writers are hormonal teenage girls that don't know jack-shit & end up writing themselves as the stunningly beautiful, loved-by-all-heroine that can do everything by herself which is just painful to read.

    In some cases (my bff & I being one example- we ship regardless of gender) it's the chemistry. In many Anime/games, the girls are horribly written & any kind of relationship with another character feels forced (take Sakura from Naruto for example. It's not her fault she was written horribly, but she still is. She has no chemistry with anyone whatsoever, or even any depth to her character), thus we ship characters that go well together on an emotional level- be they male or female.

  • I doubt that too. I have never enjoyed Yaoi. Based on other comments: if it's the same reason guys like lesbian action, why is that? Why do men like a girl with another girl?

  • Hard to explain.
    I think it could be like many men are very much into seeing lesbian porn.
    I'm into yaoi and I cannot explain this better than that.

Most Helpful Guys

  • Nerdy anime girls who think its like the reverse of straight men who watch lesbian porn, only its slightly more well written, as the characters' bonds are more developed & drawn out by conflict-& they're all sensitive/effeminate like little girls tend to be.

  • If you like anime anyway. With this question of yours, you should try watching 'Watashi ga Motete Dousunda'. It follows a heroine who's into this stuff.

    • Yeah I watched this anime « kiss him not me » . Damne it’s so funnyy 😂

    • Oh so you did watch it. :) Yeah, it had some good laughs. 😅

    • When you think something romantic will happen you found our another gag 😂

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  • It’s really funny how many guys answered this when the question is clearly targeted towards girls. Anyways, what’s better than on pretty boy? That’s right! One pretty boy on top of another pretty boy 🤤 I like to imagine being one of them in a Yaoi relationship or just imagine myself participating with them or something along those lines.

  • Simple as some men likes to see girl on girl kind of relationships as well, maybe it is simply as a "the more the merrier" kind of situation?

  • It's popular because... I dunno why not ask them why they like it?

    • I do and they just answer me: «because they are so cute together!!! »

    • Cuteness has no limits between gender and relationship types, if it's cute then it just is. Cuteness breaks all boundaries, just leave it be.

  • It's kinda like why guys are obsessed with lesbians. If you think about it, it's kinda like chocolate. For example, if I like women, what could make sex any better than having even more of what I like?

  • Lol I don't know I mean I like yaoi too and I ship L x light and Naruto x Sasuke... I think we are as girls find it cute because we like to see a man taking our place in the relationship. I mean it would be boring to watch anime contains girl and guy having sex just like what is happening with us. We want to see a guy taking the girl's part in the story and we want to see their reaction. It's kinda hot tho to see a guy taking our role.

  • Go ask Tweak & Craig.

  • Tweak and Craig is best yaoi couple

  • I don't know tbh

  • I don't know but when I go to my manga app legit half of the stuff is just yoai or Yuri doujshi

  • It is popular in japan because many girls from there love pretty boys i guess , lol

  • What's better than one hot dude... two hot dudes, same thing with yuri

  • Maybe you aren't reading the right fanfiction.
    But yaoi can be adorable. But also yuri and hetero-ships. I'm just a sucker for fluff.

  • The same reason why many dudes like to watch hot girl on girl action in pornos.

  • Because girls like cutsy gay men stories